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Fans must not expect too much as Chelsea continue transition - Benitez

Chelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez has urged the supporters to be patient as the club continues its squad transformation.

Gone are the likes of Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka, Salomon Kalou and Michael Essien (on loan to Real Madrid) as the Blues attempt to bring forward plenty of promising talents but Benitez warns the results will not be consistent as this change takes place.

"People still think that this is the Chelsea of (Didier) Drogba, (Michael) Essien or (Frank) Lampard at its finest," he told Marca.

"Now it's a side in transition, with (Eden) Hazard, (Juan) Mata, Oscar, (Marko) Marin and (Victor) Moses. They are young players who have to adapt.

"We are moving away from a more physical side to a team which is more technical, which is what we have now.

"Therefore, if you make a professional analysis, you see that we're doing a good job. If you only look at results, there will be people who expect more, and others who don't."

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